for the GREAT site.
are a few pictures of my Bianchi Frankenbike, which I believe is
an early 80s Bianchi Trofeo. I bought the frame on Ebay for cheap
about 2 years ago and put it together with bits lying around, hence
the "frankenbike" description. I got lucky and saw a very similar
frame for sale on Ebay with original paint in excellent condition
so that's where the model description came from. Just a guess since
my frame had no model designation on the frame. I liked riding it
so much that I had it painted earlier this year and really like
how it came out. The idea for the color scheme came from Andy Hampsten's
Giro 88 model. The decals are 1950s style Bianchi reproductions.
include an early 90s Deore LX crank and front derailleur, 105 rear
derailleur, Riv silver shifters, Cane Creek brake levers, Tektro
long reach calipers, Nitto stem, Titec 'cross bars, Am Classic seatpost,
and Brooks B-17 Champion Special saddle, a gift from my wife. Rear
wheel is a Velocity, front wheel is a Mavic Open Pro with an Edco
hub. As pictured, the bike weights about 22.5 lbs. Original 1980s
parts include an original Avocet 20 computer, Cannondale sew-up
sock bag, and Silca pump.